To join the Linguistics in the School Curriculum Committee, email the Secretariat staff.


Established in 1992 as the Language in the School Curriculum Committee.  Name changed in 2021 to Linguistics in the School Curriculum Committee. 


The Committee explores and pursues ways in which the linguistics community can advance K-12 curriculum and instruction about language and linguistics.


Resources for educators interested in doing linguistics in their K-12 classroom.


The responsibilities of the Committee include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining communication among linguists and K-12 teachers who work in linguistics and K-12 education.
  • Promoting publication and distribution of research related to K-12 teaching and curricula.
  • Organizing symposia, panels, workshops, and sessions at the LSA Annual Meeting; supporting workshops and courses relevant to K-12 education at the LSA Institute.
  • Cosponsoring, with the National Council of Teachers of English, a session at the NCTE annual convention.
  • Partnering, when possible, with other organizations, such as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Center for Applied Linguistics, the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad and others, in promoting and/or sponsoring activities and events; and with international organizations, including the Committee for Linguistics in Education (UK) and the International Association for the Educational Role of Language.
  • Coordinating with other LSA committees (AP Linguistics Committee, Committee on Public Policy, Public Relations Committee, and others) to promote issues, programs, and policies related to K-12 education on language.

The Committee is authorized and encouraged to collaborate with other professional societies and organizations that have an established interest in these questions, and particularly with classroom practitioners.

Membership (open)

  • At least 6 members, serving three-year terms.
  • Ideally, at least one member who is a secondary school teacher.

Committee Members

  • Amy Plackowski, Hudson High School (Hudson, MA), Senior Chair
  • Cristina Procaccino, Junior Chair
  • Nicoleta Bateman, California State University, San Marcos, Past Chair
  • Mary Hudgens Henderson, Winona State University
  • John Boyle, California State University, Fresno
  • Kristin Denham, Western Washington University
  • Michael DeSalvo, Plainview-Old Bethpage School District (Plainview, NY)
  • Katharina Elbwart, Paderborn University
  • Catherine Fountain, Appalachian State University
  • Andrea Herrera-Dulcet, Central Washington University
  • Maya Honda, Wheelock College (retired)
  • Sharon Klein, California State University, Northridge
  • Kees Koopman, North Carolina State University
  • Anne Lobeck, Western Washington University
  • Suzi Loosen, Milwaukee School of Languages
  • Sergio Loza, University of Oregon
  • Victora Paxton, The Ohio State University
  • David Pippin, Young Achievers Science and Math Pilot School (Boston, MA)
  • Jeffrey Reaser, North Carolina State University
  • Lyn Tieu, Western Sydney University
  • Cornelia Paraskevas, Western Oregon University

Executive Committee Liaison: Sonja Lanehart

Staff Liaison: Mark Schaefer

Meeting Minutes

Collaborating Organizations

Each year, LiSC/LSA puts together a panel at the NCTE. This has been a “guaranteed, co-sponsored session” for many years.

Selected journals with a focus on linguistics in education